July 14, 2015

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
Fran Lebowitz

"Ever since the dark days before Pearl Harbor, I have been proud to wear this uniform."
— Colonel Blake (Roger Bowen), M*A*S*H (1970)

Tennis: the most perfect combination of athleticism, artistry, power, style, and wit. A beautiful game, but one so remorselessly travestied by the passage of time.
Martin Amis

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) (part 7 of 11 )
  • Due to the highly contentious subject matter, no major studio would dare touch the property. 20th Century Fox head Darryl F. Zanuck expressed an interest but had to relinquish the idea when his boss point blank refused to allow it to happen.
  • The play takes place entirely in the Kowalski's apartment and their front square. The movie adds more locations such as a bus station, a bowling alley, a dance hall, a dock, and Stanley's plant.
  • The Broadway stage production of "A Streetcar Named Desire", directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Irene Mayer Selznick, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on December 3, 1947 and ran for 855 performances. Early in development, William Wyler had expressed an interest in adapting the play with Bette Davis in the part of Blanche.

  • Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
    John Adams

  • The country code for Russia is “007?.
  • Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world’s highest waterfall, at 3,212 feet (979 m).
  • A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.
  • Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps. Hence, the postage stamps of Britain are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin. However, every stamp carries a relief image or a silhouette of the monarch’s head instead.
  • Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it would digest itself.

  • An iron horse with a flaxen tail.
    The faster the horse runs,
    the shorter his tail becomes.
    What is it?

    I never let schooling interfere with my education.

    “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

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